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I have this detector actually.  Some thought when the into it when engineering and designing.  One of my favorites.  And Rutus has found me my oldest coin  to date with visible date (1784).  

A concentric coil is available too.  This detector WILL hunt.  Also has a very nice mixed mode.  

This detector has a nice menu and can be setup to run in a lot of different detecting venues.


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Everything points to the Rutus Alter 71 being a great little detector, or at least I have heard nothing to make me think otherwise.


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I'm using one right now and I will say I am very impressed. I haven't got as much time on it lately as I would like but just had a baby 2 weeks ago so pretty busy around here

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I'm not sure I understand the purpose behind having 71 slight frequency shifts. I can't see it making any difference if they had a whole lot less. That part of the machine seems to be a meeting of the minds between engineering and marketing. 

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